Monday, October 15, 2012
Until later, when I have my home desk and comp set up!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Pokemon project chugs along, I still can't do anything till the characters are rigged, and hopefully that'll be soon. We've got some nice concept art and I wrote out a ton for the choreography and even a prequel if we ever get to them. It's a bit tough trying to get a lot of people who are doing this on their free time to stay committed especially when they have day jobs to do and a studio job to find. I see that if something gets posted that contributes to the continuation of the project and it gets everyone pumped then they get a little boost to keep working on their part of the project. So I've been busting out some previs shots for the fight, two so far I've been a bit busy myself which is why I understand where everyone is coming from. I'll get some more done and the riggers will be working on the rigs so the animators can start doing tests. I can't wait to start playing with those rigs.
Now I'm off to my second to last day of work at Sprint, and then more packing when I get home!
Saturday, June 2, 2012
In other news the Pokemon Project is still chugging along, the Marowak is modeled and waiting to be rigged, the Donphan is waiting to be rigged and we're figuring out the env modeling. I need a little project so I may make a fun cycle for kicks.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Bad news and good news. Bad news is that I was not hired at Trion, Mechanist, and Skyparlor. Good news is that they all liked my work, Trion was impressed with the work and look of the cycles that I made for them, Skyparlor liked my style, and I was a strong candidate for Mechanist Games. The problems were that Trion was only hiring a senior animator, Skyparlor wanted more experience, and Mechanist went with someone local. Now the fact that they sent me an email back is a good thing, and that they liked the work tha I do is even better! So I thanked them all for their time and said to remember me if they needed anyone with my experience soon.
After that I went on resume sending spree and got a link on reddit about a company looking for people. So now I'm working with Mountain Wheel Games on their fame Stone Rage. Can't say much more than that, I'm under NDA. I'm still with Bluecore on the Sonic film, April is apparently the running month, and I'm working on the chase scene this month. Currently on shot 9 that I've worked on with them. Also, we're currently looking at a June release!
Other random news I got to teach in my friends class, it was pretty fun. I went over the basic principles, told them about what I've done and currently doing to get a job in the industry and what it takes to be an animator. I'll probably go back and teach another lecture, maybe even check out a teaching position there myself. Better pay, and I won't want to punch the people asking me questions cause they won't be as stupid as "How do I make a call on an iPhone?" "Does the phone have to lock when I put it in my purse?" So on and so forth. I'm grateful for my Sprint job but eager to get out of it into an animation job. That's why I'm spending more time working on animation at home than at the given hours at work. It's about 29/30ish hours at Sprint and 35-37 at home. It's the only thing I do at home now. I haven't even touched Mass Effect 3 in a week.
Anyway, I'm out for now, I typed this all out at work on my phone if that shows how much free time I have on my hands. I actually spend as much time as I can drawing at work so I can practice. I'll see if I can upload pics of my drawings to this post.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Time to knock shit out.
Monday, March 19, 2012
I also need to put these cycles up on the demo reel page/my website and then start planning an adjustment to my demo reel to add these cycles in it. The Poseidon walk cycle, the female walk cycle, the robot run cycle, and one or two of the gun cycles. That should make my Demo Reel now over a minute long, woo hoo!!
This one is self explanitory, start of the cycle behind cover.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Well since the last post in September a lot has happened, instead of droning on I'll list it.
- I'm still at Sprint but not for long.
- I put my Demo Reel up in it's own tab with work I've recently done.
- I made my business cards that have a QR code that leads to my Demo Reel tab.
- I've been working on the Sonic fanfilm and doing quite well.
- I've completed 6 shots, and I am now on shots 7 and 8.
- I started a side project with some friends from school, it's a short about Pokemon, a fight between a Marowak and a Donphan.
- I haven't heard anything much from David and the Orlando studio.
- DD is hiring and I've put in my resume and demo reel to see if I can get a job in their new studio up in Port Saint Lucie.
- I went to GDC.
- I found 7 companies who expressed interest in hiring me.
- I've got an interview on Tuesday night with a company in China.
- 3 of the studios that needed me are freelance (hence why I won't be at Sprint for long.
- I met a lot of awesome people at the Trion Worlds party at GDC and currently making some cycles to show them what I can do.
- I've been practicing my illustration.
- I've been holding off on playing ME3 till I finish the cycles for Trion.
- I'm single again.
- I met some cute girls at GDC.
So that's what's been going on with me, right now my main goal is to finish these cycles to impress Trion and go to their open house which is soon. I still need to email A LOT of people that I met at GDC and follow up with the companies that need freelance work. Since I'm working on cycles with Goon and the Robot with guns I'll be making some wallpapers and new backgrounds for my blog. If anything interesting happens it'll be up here!